Barcelona player ratings v Sevilla: Lionel Messi 8, Frenkie de Jong 8, Jordi Alba 7

Barca close in on leaders Atletico Madrid after victory over Sevilla

Barcelona revived their title challenge after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.

Atletico still have two games in hand but a dip in form from La Liga's leaders has given the chasing pack hope.

Barca looked dead and buried a few weeks ago but are back on track after their ninth win in 10 La Liga games.

"We've taken some big hits and we have got up again," said Barcelona's Gerard Pique.

"Of course the title race is on, there is confidence and a lot of hope in this team."

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Published: February 28, 2021 06:55 AM